Oh and as to your statement:Anyone can get sanctioned by obeying sports laws. Sanction is NOT EQUAL TO certification. Sanctioned means he may, according to a country's law, host bouts legally. It only means that he complies with rules like weight and having a doctor on the scene etc. It basically means his fights are not "underground."Quote:
he is sanctioned under institutions who govern MMA
Certification, on the other hand, means that:
For every style he claims to be an instructor in, he has done white belt, yellow belt, blue belt, purple belt (whatever belt) or grading that martial art requires (such as Kyu in Aikido) and that he has eventually completed all the training for each type of martial art and that he has attained instructors level in each of those martial arts individually.
If he is an MMA instructor, he is JUST that. Then is not a SHIHAN. SHIHAN means at the very least SIXTH DAN (level 6 black belt in each and every martial art he teaches, having started at white belt for EACH martial art). In Japan, Shihan means 10th Black belt or the best guy in the world in that martial art. So basically Paul Cave, by appending Shihan to his name, is saying that he is the top, best, truthfully certified teacher, of all these styles he names on his website, in the whole world.
Interestingly, it will take Japanese Goju Ryu (the only style Cave is rumored to hold any belt in) practitioners about 50 years to reach the 5th dan level. I don't think Cave is even 50 years old.
Do you get why people are saying he runs a mcdojo?